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MS Am 1025

Gould, Hannah Flagg, 1789-1865. Hannah Flagg Gould poems and correspondence, 1824-1851: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1025
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gould, Hannah Flagg, 1789-1865.
Title: Hannah Flagg Gould poems and correspondence,
Date(s): 1824-1851 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Poems and correspondence of the Massachusetts poet Hannah Flagg Gould.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Albert Thorndike; received: 1932.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Hannah Flagg Gould Poems and Correspondence, 1824-1851 (MS Am 1025). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gould was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts, and moved with her family to Newburyport in 1808. She started writing poetry in her 30s. Her first book of poetry was published in 1832; her second and third volumes appeared in 1836 and 1841. Some of her poems commemorate her father Benjamin Gould, who led the Massachusetts militia at the battle of Lexington. Her brother was Benjamin A. Gould, a Boston educator and author.

Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poems by the poet Hannah Flagg Gould (1789-1865), who wrote mostly on subjects of domestic life and memorials of soldiers, especially her father, Benjamin Gould. Also includes correspondence with her brother Benjamin A. Gould, the publishers George W. Childs and D. Appleton & Co., and friends. Two portrait engravings of Park Benjamin and L. Gaylord Clark are included with their letters.

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